This week at Mawson

  • A man shakes hands with a man in an IRB about to depart for the AA and home

    23 February 2018

    With resupply complete, the winter team are busy settling in at Mawson station.

  • A workboat helping to break up ice in the harbour

    16 February 2018

    Resupply continues and the Beche team return to station having completed their chick tagging mission.

  • A barge on the still water giving almost perfect reflections

    9 February 2018

    All focus on resupply at Mawson this week as we find ourselves at the mercy of the vagaries of weather.

  • 4 Navy personnel smiling at the Mawson sign

    2 February 2018

    After a massive effort from all Mawson station is spick'n'span and ready for resupply: AA due Feb 1. Project updates from the Navy hydrography team and our Arts Fellow this week.

  • A woman stands looking at a group of penguins to try and spot ones wearing tracking devices.

    19 January 2018

    V3 is on the way so station activity this week is all about completing projects and getting ready for the homeward journey. Doug and Brendan put in a huge effort to upgrade our satellite communications to the delight and thanks of all.

  • A line of people climbing up Mt Hordern through the snow

    12 January 2018

    Ops normal at Mawson this week with everyone enjoying the fine weather, including our climbers who report in on their Mt Hordern trip.

  • A group of people sitting around a long table eating lunch

    5 January 2018

    Happy New Year from sunny Mawson!

  • A group of 27 people stand in front of a brown building. The photo is set in a Christmas greeting card

    22 December 2017

    This week we send our merriest Mawson Christmas greetings to our families, friends and loved ones; and bid a short term farewell to our Seabird team.

  • A man putts the golf ball on sea ice.

    15 December 2017

    This week at Mawson some of the summer crew were put through their paces and Horseshoe Harbour hosted an inaugural golf tournament

  • A man holds on to a rope climbing up a rock face.

    8 December 2017

    This week we hear about the first time observations of a photographer new to Antarctica; and the exhilarating experience of climbing a mountain peak at Mawson.

  • 1 December 2017

    This week we hear about a unique ‘Happy Feet’ moment for a lucky few; and not such a restful night’s sleep for one expeditioner at Mawson.

  • An ice cliff edge of the Antarctic plateau meets the sea ice.

    24 November 2017

    This week Team Seabird got to work on the sea ice along the Mawson coastline; and a Sunday walk provided a humbling experience for new Antarctic expeditioners

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